Miami Meets Mountaintop Living

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When Josh and Jordan Cain of Cain Development, LLC, got hired by a family out of Miami to build their dream home in the serene backcountry of Tennessee, they got to work on a 14-month-long build that married the homeowners’ artistic flair with timeless elements for a unique sense of place.

“We pretty much got the plans and started trying to lay it out and deliver on their vision. We had a lot of meetings and invested a lot of time, but the end result was amazing and well worth every second,” says Jordan Cain. “One of our biggest goals with this project was to take the style of home they wanted and make sure it fit into the surrounding area. We had to capture their wishes without making the home too modern.”

 

By Christina Cannon / Photography by Creative Revolver

 

Builder: Josh and Jordan Cain, Cain Development, LLC

Interior design: Ashley Stinson, Cain Development, LLC

Architect: Jon Greenfield, Greenfield Design, LLC

Capturing the Calm

Another top priority for the project was to maximize the home’s outstanding views. “After all, the view is the reason they bought this lot, so we had to make sure we took full advantage of that,” adds Jordan. In addition to placing a collection of windows at optimum height along the back of the home, Cain Development also created a dreamy back patio that features both a living and dining space that is bisected by a double-sided fireplace.  

To see more from Cain Development, LLC, visit caindevelopment.org.

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Inside the home, a brightness welcomes visitors and gives the space an airy feel. A large white synthetic stone wall connects the living room to the kitchen and dining room through a set of arch-top thresholds. This is just one example of Cain Development taking a more modern approach to the stonework that can be found in other area homes. In the kitchen, the brightness of the stone is complemented by white countertops that feature subtle gray veining. Distressed glass found in two upper cabinets that flank the range hood reflect light back into the room. Appliance bays and cabinetry-style coverings keep the utility of cooking out of sight and out of mind. 

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The brightness of the stone is complemented with white countertops that feature subtle gray veining, and distressed glass found in two upper cabinets that flank the range hood reflect light back into the room.

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Open to the kitchen and dining room are two separate seating arrangements sporting a luxurious palette of creams and beiges. A coffered ceiling utilizes rustic beams that match the darkest color in the floor, which is not hardwood, but rather porcelain tile that was imported from Spain. The flow and openness of these still distinct spaces allow the homeowners to entertain their large family with ease and comfort at the forefront.

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A warm, transitional light fixture hovering above the main seating area mimics another chandelier in the dining room with its overall shape and use of candle-style lights – an element that goes one step further in providing continuity. A dining room table comprised of lightly stained wood and surrounded with eight parsons chairs rounds out the common area and is situated in front of one of the home’s premier views. 

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“The homeowners had such a great approach to building this home,” says Ashley Stinson, interior designer with Cain Development, LLC. “They didn’t just build it and wait to see where everything would fit. We made sure the shelves around the fireplace were big enough for their vases, and they were very intentional about knowing which art pieces were going in which rooms and making sure we had enough space for them.”

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Dual master suites can be found on opposite sides of the house and off of the main living space. Here, the more contemporary and art-centric atmosphere is traded for one that draws inspiration from the French country style and the elegance it provides. “These rooms have phenomenal views, so we wanted to accentuate those,” says Stinson. “We added these smaller wainscoting details under the windows to capture your attention and then carry it a little further to the horizon off in the distance.” And that’s not all. Progressing into the master bathroom, another unique detail emerges with the heavy use of slab materials. “Both master bathrooms utilize porcelain slabs not just for the shower and countertops, but they also run from floor to ceiling and comprise the walls,” explains Jordan. “That was something new and challenging for us, but it turned out great.” 

 

master bathroom vanity with black cabinets and white countertops in modern elegant mountaintop home in Chattanooga

 

“Both master bathrooms utilize porcelain slabs not just for the shower and countertops, but they also run from floor to ceiling and comprise the walls. That was something new and challenging for us, but it turned out great.” – Jordan Cain, Cain Development, LLC

 

white marble walk in shower in modern mountaintop home in Chattanooga

 

Tile installation and countertop/fireplace fabrication: The Tile Store

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“The features throughout the home were so carefully chosen. In some areas, we utilized something plain and simple, and in others, we added something that is a little more over the top.”  – Ashley Stinson, Cain Development, LLC

 

Traveling back through the main living space and toward the home’s entryway, guests arrive at a formal sitting room perfect for enjoying a cocktail or curling up with a good book. A stunning chandelier repeats the champagne bronze finish seen elsewhere in the home and once again bridges the gap between modern and timeless. “The features through-out the home were so carefully chosen,” says Stinson. “In some areas, we utilized something plain and simple, and in others, we added something that is a little more over the top.” The expert pairing of colors, finishes, and materials throughout the home culminates in a final product that feels as inviting and clean as it does personal. 

 

Other Suppliers:

Appliances and plumbing fixtures: Ferguson

Brick: Acme Brick, Tile & Stone  

Interior doors: Collins Building Materials

Landscaping: David Smith, Grass & More Outdoor Services, Inc.

Windows: JB Millworks

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